Yesterday afternoon, inspired by the blossom along the main road of the estate, we started our multi technique pictures of trees in blossom. As a starter we were talking about blossom.
Me: Trees do have flowers but we don't always notice them (etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah) . . . Who can tell me what 'blossom' is?
Slightly Scatty Little Girl: It's flowers!
Me: And what happens to the flowers?
SSLG: The insects come along and po . . . pol . . polish them.
Me: Yes they come and pollinate (said with emphasis) them.
(children explain what pollinate means)
Me: And once the flower has been pollinated, what does it become?
SSLG: (triumphantly) A BUTTERFLY!!!
Practical little boy: Naaaah, that's cabbages!
Bewildered teacher: (speechless)
Once I had untangled this somewhat surreal conversation with an internal giggle, we painted the tree skeletons, and very good they were too!
(And you should hear them trying to remember 'photosynthesis'!)
|Owly gift tag - they were all similar and very attractive.|